Attacks on Paris: Lessons Learned   [open pdf - 952KB]

"The purpose of this white paper is to document the findings of the Los Angeles delegation that traveled to Paris in April 2016, to meet with key members of the Parisian law enforcement and intelligence communities, as they shared their lessons learned from the attacks on Paris in November 2015. The November 13 attacks were the deadliest on French soil since WWII [World War 2]. The terrorists targeted the Stade de France, restaurants in the 10th and 11th arrondissements and the Bataclan concert hall. In a little over three hours, the nine attackers killed 130 and wounded 368. The Paris law enforcement community did a commendable job responding to coordinated, simultaneous attacks. The death toll likely would have been much higher if not for several key decisions made immediately after the attacks began. The Los Angeles delegation returned with a deeper understanding of the Parisian response and how these lessons learned can be best applied in the Southern California region. These findings are summarized in this 'unclassified' white paper and presented to local public safety agencies in the Los Angeles area. This white paper was prepared by QuinnWilliams, LLC in coordination with the Los Angeles delegation at the request of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC)."

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